Featured Wedding Venue: Van Dusen Mansion
Congratulations, you’ve said “yes” and have found your soulmate! Along with enjoying all the happy emotions and exciting posts, texts, and calls to your friends and family, it’s time to start planning your wedding day! Before you can say your “I do’s”, you’re going to need to pick the perfect location that checks off all of your boxes.
You might want to consider having your wedding at the Van Dusen Mansion if you’d love a historic, luxurious, and breathtaking wedding venue located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It’s a one-of-a-kind, elegant, modern, unique, castle-like venue that will instantly make jaws drop. Each room in the mansion is just as impressive as the last, making it the perfect backdrop for beautiful photographs that will last forever.
I created this helpful guide to show you everything the Van Dusen Mansion has to offer. Let’s dive in.
Each event space included in your wedding package has it’s own unique vibe and mood. As the day and evening progress, you and your guests will move throughout each of these spaces, keeping your guests excited and on their toes wondering where they will be going next.
You’ll be blown away by the lavish interior and historical vibes of the Mansion, which was built in 1892. From the original rich woodwork, Persian rugs, stained glass windows, and glistening chandeliers, you and your love can kiss on the stairs or hold hands under an arch for unforgettable photographs. Trust me, if you wanted a destination wedding to get married in an Ireland castle, this is as close as you’ll get in the United States! Guests will enjoy a lovely cocktail hour here.
After your guests enjoy cocktails inside the mansion, they can take a few steps over to the Ballroom for dinner. The Ballroom offers a more modern space complete with plenty of natural lighting, chandeliers, head beaded wall coverings, and terrazzo floors. It can accommodate up to 200 seated guests and 250 standing guests. Each round dining table seats up to ten guests. They’ll enjoy sitting in the gold Chiavari chairs as these truly set the tone for your beautiful evening that awaits.
The Carriage House
After dinner, guests can dance the night away in the restored Carriage House. With some original elements still intact, this redesigned space is more like a New York lounge and party area! It features a large wooden dance floor, second-floor mezzanine with lounge furniture, and a generous bar area. Two levels of fun will take your reception to a whole new level! (Not to mention epic photographs I’ll be taking from above!)
Enchanting, romantic, private, and lush, it’s the perfect location for your wedding ceremony. Paved by bricks and surrounded by gardens and trees, you’ll love saying your “I do’s” here. It’s also a great spot to host a social hour if you wish.
Get ready on your big day in ultimate comfort and style with your closest friends and family. This spacious lounge features a salon makeup room, large seating area, and private restrooms. The Jade Room is located nearby which offers incredible lighting for those unforgettable getting ready photos.
Hey guys, listen up, this lounge is the “man cave” of your dreams! All your groomsmen can get ready, play pool on the vintage pool table, watch TV, play video games, and more. Insane leather couches and pub tables create an incredible atmosphere for your closest group of friends to enjoy together.
Mintahoe Catering and Events has been serving the Minneapolis area for more than 23 years! A solid operation that you can trust. This award-winning catering service can customize your unique menu based on your taste bud preferences and budget, perfect for your wallet and picky eaters. They can even cater vegan weddings. Gluten Free, Keto, Paleo, and Kosher too.
Depending on the season, the ceremony site fee pricing begins at $1,000.
The reception site fees begin at $2,995. Included with the reception are the bridal suites, chairs, China, clean up, tables, event planning, flatware, glassware, lighting/sound, linens, parking, and set up.
Other Things You Should Know
Guest List Size
The Van Dusen Mansion is available to host seated dinners for up to 200 guests and cocktail receptions for up to 350 guests.
If you want your day to be truly memorable, you’ll need help pulling it all together. The staff at Van Dusen Mansion is great. Their expertise will make you feel at ease the minute you walk through the doors. No matter what you and your guests need, they’ll be there taking care of everything. You and your guests will feel like royalty!
At the Van Dusen Mansion, you’re not only getting a royal castle, you’re getting modern twists, classic romance, and an incredible backdrop for those once in a lifetime kind of photographs. Check out this real Van Dusen Mansion wedding for much more detailed imagery, and be sure to plan your visit to see the venue for yourself soon!
Hi, I’m Jackson Tyler Eddy, an award-winning Minneapolis wedding photographer that’s ready to capture all the amazing moments on your wedding day. I treat every wedding as if it’s the most important one in the world…because it is. I love to capture it all, from the sweet forehead kisses to the toddler breaking it down on the dance floor. You want your epic wedding photos to be remembered and passed down for generations to come, and I would love to be able to make that happen. I look forward to chatting with you, cheers!
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Jackson Tyler Eddy